Shares of Lowe's Cos. /zigman2/quotes/205563664/composite LOW -2.26% inched 0.67% higher to $247.38 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.81% rising 0.34% to 4,704.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% falling 0.17% to 35,870.95. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Lowe's Cos. closed $7.84 below its 52-week high ($255.22), which the company reached on November 17th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD -1.00% rose 2.79% to $405.85 and Kingfisher PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/208537455/delayed KGFHY -0.87% rose 0.83% to $9.15. Trading volume (3.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.0 M.